DSGET.exe – Windows CMD Command
View active directory objects.
Special characters in distinguished names
Commas within a CN must be escaped with the backslash \ character
e.g. “CN=Company\, Inc.,CN=Users,DC=F4T,DC=com”
Backslashes must also be escaped with a backslash
for example, “CN=Sales\\ Latin America,OU=Distribution Lists,DC=F4T,DC=com”
If any value contains spaces, use quotation marks:
e.g. “CN=John Smith,CN=Users,DC=F4T,DC=com”
You can pipe results from DSQUERY into DSGet in order to view multiple objects. If the DN contains any commas or backslashes you will need to redirect to a file first and add the escape characters as above.
The token $username$ (case insensitive) can be used to place the SAM account name.
Entering * as a password will cause DSMOD to prompt for the new password.
For any DS command, you can enter multiple values separated by spaces.
e. class=”quote”g. to modify several user accounts at once just supply a list of the distinguished names separated with spaces.